- Ph.D., George Mason University, Special Education
- M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Health Professions, Communication Sciences and Disorders
- B.S., University of Vermont, Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in both the Inclusive Early Childhood Education (IECE), and the Exceptional Education Department (EXED)
Professional Experience and Interests:
- Speech language pathologist
- Former early childhood special education teacher.
- Worked as a speech pathologist in a public school serving students from 2-years-old to 6th grade.
- Worked as a home resource teacher, providing services to children ages 3 – 5 within their home or community preschool.
- Provided private speech and language services to school age children.
- Interests include: special education law and policy, early childhood inclusive education, intervention research in order to assist school success for students and bridging the research to practice gap.
- Writing intervention with students with High Functioning Autism
Three Pieces of Advice for Future/New Teachers:
- Enjoy your students – remember every day is a new day
- Advocate for your students and teach them to advocate for themselves
- Stay current on special education law
Resources that you would recommend:
- Council for Exceptional Children – join to receive journals with strategies to assist special educators in their teaching and to stay up-to-date on best practice.
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